A brand new Fox News poll blew Republican claims that Americans oppose impeachment out of the water over the weekend, resulting in a temper tantrum from President Donald Trump that had Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade desperately trying to spin the numbers on his behalf.
The shocking Fox poll shows that 54 percent of Americans want Trump impeached for abusing his power and obstructing Congress, offenses stemming from his attempts to bribe Ukraine into investigating his political rival former Vice-President Joe Biden to damage him in the 2020 Election.
In response to the poll, Trump raged against Fox News on Twitter. And so, it was only a matter of time before Trump’s allies at the network began spinning their own poll numbers to make him happy. Enter Brian Kilmeade, who was only too happy to get on his knees for Trump Monday morning.
“A Fox poll came out and I was stunned by this,” Kilmeade said. “It says 50 percent of the country want the president impeached. I was stunned to see the number because I thought that things were trending away. Although the president’s approval rating did tick up in the poll, so it’s almost like a split personality.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Brian Kilmeade is “stunned” by a Fox News poll showing that 50% of America wants Trump impeached & removed, because he “thought that things were trending away [from impeachment.]” pic.twitter.com/6w8aUX3hwL
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 16, 2019
The poll actually shows that 50 percent support impeachment and want Trump removed while another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and a majority believe he committed multiple crimes connected to his Ukraine scandal, including bribery and obstruction of justice. The number Kilmeade threw out there is the number who want Trump impeached and removed, all while skipping the rest.
There’s simply no way to spin these devastating numbers unless one flat out ignores them, which is what Kilmeade did on Fox & Friends, no doubt to please Trump, who watches every morning during his “executive time.”
Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, on the other hand, had no problem revealing the poll results to their viewers.
“In the latest Fox News poll, 50 percent of registered voters think the president should be impeached and removed from office,” Brzezinski said. “Up one point since October. 4 percent think he should be impeached but not removed from office and 41 percent do not think he should be impeached at all.”
“Fifty-three percent think President Trump abused the power of his office, 38 percent do not,” she continued. 48 percent think he obstructed Congress. 34 percent do not. And when looking at other charges, House Democrats could have brought forward as articles of impeachment against the president, 50 percent think that President Trump obstructed justice, 37 percent do not, and 45 percent think the president committed bribery, 37 percent do not. Overall pretty devastating numbers for the president.”
Indeed, Scarborough pointed out that even former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment did not have that amount of support and noted that Republicans should be worried, especially if Senate Republicans move forward with letting Trump turn his Senate trial into a circus that acquits him without even considering the damning evidence and testimony against him.
Here’s the video via YouTube:
And then the next polls we read will be about how Republicans across the country are getting their asses handed to them going into 2020.
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